Angst Therapie Alexander Seiler Hannover


Anxieties, Phobias, Panic Attacks

​​A panic attack or panic disorder is a sudden, usually short lasting occurrence of a physical and psychological alarm reaction without objective external cause. To the affected person, in many cases it is not known that their symptoms are an expression of a panic reaction. Panic reactions originate from the vegetative reactions in the body in order to provide energy (and thus to survive) for flight and fight reactions and are therefore experienced as threatening.

For some individuals, panic attacks can extend over a longer period of time (up to several hours) with less severe symptoms. In other cases the psychological symptoms (anxiety, derealisation and depersonalisation) keep in the spotlight, while the physical symptoms are barely pronounced. However, both groups have in common is that the symptoms are often not recognised as an effect of panic.

Symptoms of Panic Attacks
  • Hyperventilation (as a result of tingling sensations in face and hands, muscle cramps)

  • Tachycardia

  • Short breathing, tight feeling in chest and throat

  • Sweat breakouts

  • Tremor, dizziness, vomiting

  • Fear thoughts ("This is a heart attack," "Now I will have to die," "I will get insane")

  • Depersonalisation ("standing next to yourself", "not being myself anymore")

  • Derealisation (environment is perceived as strange, unreal)

  • Being scared of leaving the house or apartment because something might happen

The panic attacks are often triggered - and kept alive - by automised emotional and mental misinterpretations of physical perceptions. Patients also pay more attention to the symptoms and literally wait for them to reoccur. Panic attacks often occur in connection with psychological disorders such as agoraphobia, panic disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, burnout syndrome or disease phobias and can usually be well treated as part of cause-oriented hypnotherapy. Benzodiazepines are used briefly to treat acute panic attacks in severe cases. However, since these drugs have a high addictive potential, they are not suitable for long-term use.

Therapy in Hanover​:

The subconscious mind controls the body, thus also its symptoms. That is why my special hypnosis therapy, which communicates with the subconscious mind directly, is an extremely effective therapy!

The revealing treatment by means of hypnoanalysis has proven itself well in therapy.

However, the triggered events are usually not obvious to the patient.

In treatment practice, it is repeatedly shown that the triggering event is often not the origin, but "only" the cause of the panic attack.

These true causes often go back as far as the pre-linguistic time of your childhood. If such early traumatisations were activated by the current event, the "psychic energy" results from them. If the hidden core themes are found and worked on, the problem dry up like a fog after sunrise. For this reason I prefer to work with hypnoanalysis in order not to "try around" with symptoms, but to find their origin and to cure them in a resolving way.